The Missing Half: How I Found My Father Through DNA Testing

For some of us, finding our roots isn’t easy.

Krista Welch
Human Parts
Published in
14 min readJan 29, 2024

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Meeting your parent for the first time as an adult is kind of like having a baby in reverse: suddenly, you have another person in the world who looks just like you.

In the months before I contacted my dad to alert him of my existence, I’d begun paying attention to the birds that frequented my backyard garden.

By that time, my husband and I had lived in our 1920's butter-yellow house in Seattle for a few years already, but…

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Krista Welch
Human Parts

Seattle-based parent, photographer, and designer. Career-transitioning to UX. Writing about ancestry, parenting, and daily life.